Winchester City FC 1 Bracknell Town FC 1By Darrell Freeland
March 19, 2009
Bracknell Town FC remain in the bottom two after a 1-1 draw with basement side Winchester City FC.
Neither team can be upset with the draw, though both sides had opportunities to take the victory.
The home side should have taken the lead in the third minute as Craig Richards inexplicably headed against the post with the goal gaping.
Chris Geary made them pay for the miss as he headed the Robins ahead in the eighth minute.
After Marvin Hong’s shot was deflected for a corner, Geary stole in front of his marker to meet Leon Solomon’s centre and he made no mistake with a bullet header.
Dave Stevens also headed at goalkeeper Chris Tardif for the visitors, while Adrian Smith had to clear off his line to ensure the Berkshire side led at the interval.
After the break, Abdul Yoki was introduced and he missed two decent chances to kill the game off – missing the target on both occasions after meeting Nathan Jack crosses in the six-yard box.
Goalkeeper Max Aneke bought down Morgan Taylor outside the penalty area in a central position and was somewhat fortunate to remain on the pitch.
Then, to rub salt into the wounds, he produced a glorious save to keep out the resulting free-kick.
Winchester grabbed a deserved equaliser in the 81st minute when some poor defending from a corner allowed Jones Awbiah to stab home from six yards out as both sides had to settle for a point.
Other results allowed the Robins to close the gap to two points on the side directly above them, Taunton Town.
Bracknell face North Leigh on Saturday (kick off 3pm) and then Taunton on Tuesday, both at Larges Lane.
Bracknell Town: Aneke, Smith, Henderson (Edwards), Geary, Stevens, Norman, Hong, Buck, Harvey (Yoki), Jack, Solomon. Subs not used: Baker, Lucas, Payne.